Leinster and Connacht GAA announce details of inter-county finals over Christmas and New Year

LEINSTER AND CONNACHT GAA have confirmed the fixture details for their minor and U20 finals over Christmas and the New Year, after the weekend’s semi-final action.

The schedule will begin in Connacht with the minor football decider next Tuesday 29 December between Roscommon and Sligo. Throw-in is at 7.30pm for a game in the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in Bekan.

Roscommon booked their place with a 2-13 to 0-11 semi-final victory over Galway on Friday night while Sligo defeated Mayo by 1-9 to 1-7 yesterday afternoon.

Three Leinster provincial finals have been pencilled in for the first weekend of the New Year on 2-3 January.

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The main game will be the Bord Gáis Energy Leinster U20 hurling final with Galway facing Dublin on Sunday 3 January in O’Moore Park in Portlaoise at 4pm. Friday night’s semi-finals saw Galway overcome Kilkenny by 0-19 to 1-11 and Dublin take down Wexford on a scoreline of 1-19 to 1-10

Then in the Electric Ireland minor championships both finals will be held that weekend. The minor hurling decider is down for Saturday 2 January with Kilkenny playing Offaly in Portlaoise.

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Yesterday saw Kilkenny defeat Wexford by 0-23 to 1-14 in their semi-final while Offaly ran out 2-18 to 1-8 victors over Westmeath.

And the minor football showdown is on the Sunday with Meath playing Offaly in Parnell Park at 2pm. Meath saw off Laois by 2-10 to 1-7 in their semi-final on Saturday while Offaly beat Kildare by 2-10 to 2-7.

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